a reply to: Epirus
Oh my God! Epirus!
I want to hug you so tightly, and no body touches me!
I want to shake you so hard and say, how could you disappear like that!
I want to hold you so close, and wash your tears away with my own.
I am so sorry about Rudy. If we had known…even my vet husband had tears rolling down his face to see your tribute to Rudy.
I, personally, am so grateful to Rudy now. I sent out a dragon, the only dragon that I knew personally, to find you but he failed -- not through any
fault of his, but apparently you didn't want to be found. I reached out to anyone who would listen on ATS but I also failed. But now, sweet Rudy,
right there still, by your side, has found you for me!…I see those eyes and that little wagging tail, and for me it is here and now, and he has
taken up permanent residence in that designated space in my heart also occupied by you.
Epirus, it is never the end. You know that. You just forgot for a moment. We need to hold on to that, because without that thought, there is no hope.
You gave hope to this winkled up, toothless wonder of a prune. You have no inkling — well, yes, I am sure you do, perhaps even more than I do, but
right now let me remind you of what you already know of, and that’s the power of hope. Perhaps only as strong as a catalyst but without it, miracles
can have a tough time manifesting.
Let me share with you, something that someone very dear to me said, at a very low point of my life:
Hang in there my friend. 'Opportunities to find deeper power within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. It is by going down into the
abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.'
It was very cloudy, ugly and gloomy only seconds before this picture was taken. Within seconds the clouds gave way to a very beautiful
site...sometimes good things are only a moment away no matter how gloomy they may seem right this second. Sometimes the gloom is needed to breed the
Please, please, please, if you ever feel the need to disappear again, please send me a crumb, send a PM, anything so that I can find you. And if you
don't want to be found, say so, but know that there is at least one person on this planet that you can reach out to.
I am so sorry for your pain, but I am so soulfully content to know that you are still with us!
(Somebody gave me a nickname...Fishy...and I love it...but here and now only CF and/or Susan will suffice)